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The lost boys of Sudan : an American story of the refugee experience, Mark Bixler

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The lost boys of Sudan : an American story of the refugee experience
Title
The lost boys of Sudan
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an American story of the refugee experience
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Mark Bixler
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa's longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as "Lost Boys," who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged their home country of Sudan since 1983. [This book] focuses on four of these refugees. Theirs, however, is a typical story, one that repeated itself wherever the Lost Boys were found across America. It is a story of the countless challenges of "making it" in a strange new place after years on the run in Sudan or in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia ... As we immerse ourselves in the Lost Boys' daily lives, we also get to know the social services professionals and volunteers, celebrities, community leaders, and others who guided them - with occasional detours - toward self-sufficiency. Along the way, [the author] looks closely at the ins and outs of U.S. refugee policy, the politics of international aid, the history of Sudan, and the radical Islamist underpinnings of its government.-Dust jacket
Title
The lost boys of Sudan
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Summary
Concentrates on the lives of four boys who settled in Atlanta, Georgia, after being brought to the United States in 2000 as part of the influx of 3,800 African refugees--boys who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of the brutal conflict that has ravaged Sudan since 1983
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Genre
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213822
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
962.404/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV640.4.S73
LC item number
B59 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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Mark Bixler
The lost boys of Sudan : an American story of the refugee experience, Mark Bixler
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The lost boys of Sudan : an American story of the refugee experience, Mark Bixler
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-254) and index
Contents
Landing -- Bread in the dishwasher -- The spoiling of the world -- A bitter wind -- Selective compassion -- The level of responsible people -- Are y'all resettling any of these guys? -- Body language in the workplace -- September 11, 2001 -- Chasing the wind -- Can you name your sisters? -- This is your future -- Driving -- Don't get obsessed -- Peace? -- Gentlemen of the future -- Epilogue, November 2004
Control code
2450378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 261 p.
Isbn
9780820324999
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026942
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